Masterpiece Mystery! Sherlock: The Blind Banker
Airs Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV
Originally published October 27, 2010 at 9:34 a.m., updated December 5, 2013 at 3:01 p.m.
Two men who couldn't be more different — united by ADVENTURE! Blowing away the fog of the Victorian era, the world's most famous detective enters the 21st century. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch ("Atonement," "The Last Enemy") in the title role, Martin Freeman (THE OFFICE, UK) as Dr. John Watson and Rupert Graves ("God on Trial," "The Forsyte Saga") as Inspector Lestrade, Season One of SHERLOCK premiered in 2010.
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In with three criminally clever whodunits, "A Study in Pink" (repeats Dec. 12th), "The Blind Banker" (repeats Dec. 19) and "The Great Game" (repeats Dec. 26th), consulting detective Sherlock Holmes teams up with former army doctor John Watson to solve a dizzying array of crimes with his signature deductive reasoning. From the writers of DOCTOR WHO, SHERLOCK is co-created and written by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat. (Watch the interview below)
"The Blind Banker" - Turns out that living with a genius isn't so easy — just ask Dr. John Watson. Watson is scrambling to do the errands and find a job while Sherlock Holmes sits around, apparently in deep contemplation. Sherlock seems oblivious, and in no hurry to take a case.
When there's been a break-in at a bank, Sherlock inexplicably springs into action. Nothing has been stolen, only indecipherable graffiti painted on a wall. A bank employee is soon found dead in his apartment, the windows and doors locked from the inside, and Sherlock is at full, frenetic attention.
An exhausted and hungry Watson (Sherlock doesn't eat while on a case — it just slows him down) watches from the sidelines of a case of which he'll soon inexplicably find himself at the center.
KPBS will also rebroadcast all the episodes from SHERLOCK SEASON 2 on Thursday nights, beginning January 2 through January 16, 2014, leading up to the premiere of SEASON 3 on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV.